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a simple tray + the best gold spray paint (1)

hi friends! before signing off for the weekend i wanted to share a super quick and easy project with you. a simple golden tray! i have always loved keeping a tray in my kitchen for all my cooking essentials: salt & pepper, honey, measuring spoons and a container for compost. i was inspired to paint the tray gold to match the gold tipped spoon on my new porcelain salt cellar from honeycomb studio. i think they make a beautiful pair!

a simple tray + the best gold spray paint (2)

this tray from ikea was exactly what i was looking for in regards to size, but i couldn’t get over the loud polka dot pattern. nothing a quick paint job couldn’t fix! i ended up loving the soft white color underneath and bold brown edge, so i carefully taped around the edges to preserve them both.

step 1: find your perfect tray. ikea offers several sizes, all perfect for different spots in your kitchen!

step 2: tape along the edges, preserving the brown edge (if you like).

step 3: with light and even strokes, spray paint the top. my all time favorite gold spray paint is brilliant gold by design master. it’s brilliant, smooth and soft.

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as most of you know by now, we recently relocated to colorado.  but probably less of you know, just how much stuff we had to leave behind!  the only furniture we brought was one book shelf, our mattress and a little dresser. that’s it! so for the last four weeks i’ve been a regular at all the local thrift stores and hardware stores. i’ve been re-purposing, repainting and reupholstering furniture like a mad woman.  and.. i’m VERY excited to begin sharing them with you!  i’ll try not to bombard you with before and after pics, but i have quite a few projects which i’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks, yeah!

before and after: tv table

first up, a few tv tables! as we’re spilling drinks and dropping crumbs, i couldn’t help but suddenly realized that we needed some of our own.  we often eat piled up on the couch, and never have anywhere to put our dinner, the computer or our coffee.  problem solved! (yes, i forgot to take the ‘true’ before pic, so this is after i’ve primed, boo!).

before and after: tv table
 
before and after: tv table
 
before and after: tv table
 
and this is just the beginning of my chevron/herringbone/zigzag obsession.. :)

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remember my back porch makeover? today i’m going to share with you one of my thrifty diy projects that gave the space the right kind of feel- a thrifted frame tray!

frame tray before

i bought this lovely from goodwill for a buck.  beautiful, isn’t it?

frame tray after

i painted the frame with high gloss white spray paint and then covered the cardboard insert with this red print fabric (from ikea). i secured it with a little hot glue and voila! i had a matching tray centerpiece within about twenty minutes!

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